This volume contains papers presented at the first international cognitive linguistics conference in Poland
Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2001, organized by the Faculty of Philology of the University of Łódź on 19-23 April 2001. A number of invited papers are also included. With this publication we intend to offer a survey of the problems taken up by Cognitive Linguistics today as well as some solutions. The leading themes are
interdisciplinarity, applicability and
research methodology in Cognitive Linguistics. The issue of interdisciplinarity has always been part and parcel of cognitive linguistic studies, in which different fields of science and humanities converge. This context creates a certain tension within the research methods used in CL analysis, some of which are dealt with in this volume. The applicability of CL research findings to diverse fields such as literature, culture studies, language education and others, involving a number of leading projects on the CL agenda, are also represented in the volume.